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Want to have a successful Event? Write, send CM Event entry 1st

The events listing for Today is big and the feature keeps growing. Send your Event today using any CM Contact/Submit button.
If you've never successfully submitted before, read the following first

By Ed Waggener
Site News from CM: ColumbiaMagazine.com

Even if you plan a lengthy, in-depth article, it helps keep the focus on, and build, attendance to write the Event first and submit it as early as possible. We can link to your longer story, when it arrives, which multiplies the publicity.

The CM trade secret is simple: CM Events are designed for busy people. They are concise, tightly edited, and give answers needed to get to an Event, all in one central place - CM Events. So far it's worked to "Put Content First and the Advertising will Come." Thanks to everyone for that.


We've simplified submissions. Just use the CM "1) Copy/Edit 2) Copy/Send" template . Almost every event which makes the Events posting will work for almost anyone else. Just copy an Event, Edit it to suit your Event, then copy the revision and send, "Special to ColumbiaMagazine.com," to edwaggener@gmail.com for priority handling.

We ask that everyone "Say it the way CM says it" and observe content (remembering the cardinal rule to include street and number - no "directions," which make the submission a paid ad on CM - sequence, spacing, abbreviation style, phone number style exactly as successful senders have done.

For those who have never submitted before to remember to call us at 270-250-2730 if a submission does not make it online within 2 daytime, 6am-3pmCT hours, or in case of an emergency.

There are huge payoffs for the early effort. Sometimes it takes two or three tries to get it down. And some people will never be a Charles Balcom, Lindsey Wilson College publicist; Mike Bennett, Gradyville Baptist Church; or Todd Corbin, of the Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, whose help has been invaluable to us.

We think it's worth it to become enrolled: The five part and more free CM publicity packages are the equivalent of $120 or more - if commercial - advertising. The "Float Down the Front Page," alone, would cost $120 - and that's cheap for the effectiveness. But then, CM is different. Very different, even though CM is a for profit business. We aren't out to make a killing, just a living. -EW


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